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Medical Marijuana Policy Just Shifted

By |December 17th, 2014|

Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. [Los Angeles Times]

IT IS one of those times when quiet progress and tucking something inside a bill turns out to be a very good thing.

The […]

The Dark Lord of Torture Dick Cheney Gets “The Daily Show” Treatment [Video]

By |December 16th, 2014|

“–I was heavily involved…” – Vice President Dick Cheney [Meet the Press transcript]

CONSIDERING the innumerable health procedures former veep Dick Cheney has subjected himself to in order to stay alive, it’s actually understandable why he doesn’t consider anything torture.

What was the most predictably shameless about Dick Cheney’s performance with “Meet the Press” […]

Rumors Fly Over Sen. Schumer’s Dirty Work, as Cruz Makes More Mischief, Warren Soars

By |December 13th, 2014|

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s crusade against the $1.1 trillion spending bill backed by the White House firmly establishes the Massachusetts populist as a powerful player in Washington. The freshman Democrat took on President Obama and her party’s leadership, and appeared to inspire an uprising in the House. The fight earned her comparisons to Texas […]

Senate Torture Report Would Have Been Buried by Republicans [Full Report]

By |December 10th, 2014|

“The United States of America is awesome, we are awesome… But we’ve had this discussion. We’ve closed the book on it, and we’ve stopped doing it. And the reason they want to have this discussion is not to show how awesome we are. This administration wants to have this discussion to show us how […]

As South Goes Deep Red, Rand Paul Keeps Slamming Hillary Clinton

By |December 8th, 2014|

With Mary Landrieu’s ignominious exit, the Democrats will have lost their last senator in the Deep South. And that’s a good thing. They should write it off—because they don’t need it. – Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie [The Daily Beast]

THE LATEST Bloomberg Politics poll proves why Senator Rand Paul keeps slamming Hillary Clinton. […]

Chuck Schumer’s Obamacare “Gaffe,” Add Tom Harkin’s “We Blew It”

By |December 3rd, 2014|

Clinton, who had been burned by health care once before, had been circumspect about the prospects of passing a bill so soon after taking office. Her top aides made clear they thought pledging health care reform in the first term was insane… Yet that speech began Obama’s long and winding path to a […]

Hell No on Keystone, For Now, Next Up… Immigration *Updated*

By |November 19th, 2014|

So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can watch the President live tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.gov/Live. – Josh Earnest [White House Blog]

FOR NOW, Keystone XL is in the rear view mirror and it’s […]

Obama Challenges Lame Duck Status, Gets Help from Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell

By |November 17th, 2014|

Now, as Obama and his aides consider life with a Republican-controlled Congress, they look at the incoming majority leader as the only person on Capitol Hill who can help deliver on a second-term legacy achievement. “A grown-up” is how one White House aide described McConnell. [Politico]

LAME DUCK status is what you make of it. […]

Buyer’s Remorse in a Democratic Sturm & Drang Moment

By |November 13th, 2014|

“We’ve tried the untested candidate before,” is how one longtime consultant put it. “Could we not do that again?” – No Kleenex in Tinseltown [Politico magazine]

OH, WOE is me blues over Hillary Clinton’s potential 2016 candidacy is making for widespread click bait heaven amid the media trying to follow the most emotionally wrought tantrum […]

Explaining “Fortunate Son” to Dense Conservatives

By |November 12th, 2014|

EARTH to conservatives over at the Weekly Standard and their fans. “Fortunate Son” tells hard truths to the privileged, who rarely send their sons to war. Just ask Mitt Romney.

Who would have thought that that Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown, accomplished musicians all, would be so, well, tone-deaf? But how […]